Emma gives talk to Live With Scientists
On 28th July, 2020 Emma gave a talk to the initiative Live With Scientists which aims to provide equal access to science for everyone. The talk is entitled “Motor coordination difficulties in autism: Raising the profile”.
You can link to a video of the talk here: Motor coordination difficulties in autism
Motor coordination, the ability to control our movements is an integral part of our day-to-day lives. From getting out of bed in the morning, to eating, playing and working we need to accurately control our movements. But what happens if we find motor coordination difficult? In this talk, I will briefly cover how our brains control our movements and why motor coordination difficulties are an overlooked but important aspect of autism. I will present some of my research on motor coordination difficulties in autistic adults and highlight the gaps in our knowledge that need to be addressed to enable motor coordination to have a higher profile in the assessment and support of autistic individuals